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Country house in the coastal village of Birdham , Nr. Chichester & the beaches

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

A modernised 6 bedroom house with views from every window & close to beaches

The costal village of Birdham is 3 miles to the West Wittering beaches,on the Coastal Path and a short walk to the Chichester & Birdham Marinas. At the end of the lane is the family friendly Cafe/Eatery (situated in Chichester Marina and overlooking the water. Open 7 days a week for daytime and evening dining. Booking necessary in the summer.

A well equipped house ideal for entertaining. A kitchen with an AGA, Electric cooker & hob opens into the family room with ample comfortable seating. A separate dining room seats 12 comfortably. The adjacent 2nd sitting room is an ideal room to get away and have a quiet read!

These rooms combined are great for entertaining and both have doors onto the patio and BBQ area.

There is ample parking in the drive for 6+ cars

There is a staircase at each end of the house. Above the family room & kitchen there are 2 en suite bedrooms. The far end of the house has 3 bedrooms and 1 family bathroom. the 6th bedroom is on the ground floor and there is a downstairs cloakroom and toilet.

The house sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms. The 6th room is on the ground floor and has access to a downstairs cloakroom and toilet.

We will happily accept parties of 10 Please ask for a quote.

All bedrooms are light and airy with views over open countryside with high quality beds and duvets White Co bed linen

Within easy reach are the sandy beaches of the Witterings where Winsurfing & kite surfing are popular. Breakfast at Billy's on the beach is a nice option.They are open for lunch and dinner but you will need to book. The characterful cathedral city of Chichester, the many paths and cycle routes surrounding the Chichester Harbour estuary (including the Salterns Way) and a variety of great country pubs and restaurants too (we can recommend where to go and we have a good local taxi service). A little further away are the rolling hills of the South Downs and its country pubs and walks.

Finally, we are a short drive away from Goodwood Race Course and motor circuit, local golf courses, Portsmouth and the cathedral town of Arundel.

More Details

Mr J & Mrs A Goodhew
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2017

Why Mr J & Mrs A Goodhew chose West Sussex

after many years visiting friends and family in this area we decided that when we were able to leave London this is where we wanted to live - we have lived in Birdham for 33 years and love it. We consider we are very lucky to be able to live here and want our guests to enjoy this special area of outstanding natural beauty.

What makes this house unique

detached luxury house in a a beautiful country location

Aga in kitchen

lovingly maintained gardens surrounding the house

close to Chichester harbour

Estuary walks and cycle paths start at the front door

Eatery and bar at the end of the lane and other pubs/restaurants nearby

local beaches

private off street parking


Guestbook comments from the owner

We knew the area to be pretty and unspoilt and felt fortunate to have chosen a house offering spacious & elegant rooms. G F

Thanks for a wonderful stay. Your house is not only beautiful but it really feels like home. We had a lovely time and will definitely be back. I.C.

We are spreading the name up here in Scotland that Kinderhook is the place to stay when visiting West Sussex. It is a perfect luxury retreat. wow factor included! M.&M. R.

You could not have done more to make us comfortable in your beautiful home. We enjoyed our evening walks around the quiet estuary and our visits to Chichester and East Sussex. W & A

I really felt it was a second home away from my home. I will be planning another trip with my family next summer. thank you S.G
Aug 2013
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


Immaculate house close to beach, marina, and Chichester

  • 5 of 5

wonderful family vacation over Christmas 2016, with the clans gathering from around the UK and overseas. House is exactly as in the photos, with comfy beds and a beautiful garden; very clean, cozy dining room and two sitting rooms (useful for different age groups!). Beautiful owner's bedroom suite; house is quiet but close to pubs and not far from shops, plus a spectacular sandy beach at Wittering that was ideal for walking off those extra Christmas pounds! Easily contactable hosts. Very enjoyable overall.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear J & family We are glad you enjoyed our house and local area
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A home of real character with all the amenities for a very pleasant stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable week at Kinderhook. The house is full of character and is comfortably furnished. There was plenty of room for the whole family, which consisted of 6 adults and 4 children. There was plenty to do locally with great coastal walks, good cycling, a fantastic beach at West Wittering and of course the Marina. An excellent local pub, The Lamb, provided a few enjoyable lunches and the Town of Winchester is well worth a visit with it's very impressive cathedral. Overall there was something for everyone and all members of our party enjoyed our stay, both adults and children. We would certainly recommend Kinderhook and the area in general.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Luxurious property

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully furnished house with a very pretty garden. Perfect location close to West Wittering and Chichester.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Great property, slightly worried by the requirement to know the full names of all guests and list of rules seemed a bit ott, but understandable as this is their home.

Lovely house owners were welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Stayat kindelbrook

  • 5 of 5

A really great weekend was spent by the whole family all Nine of us. The house was fantastic with all modern appliances

We were welcomed by the owner who gave us a good conducted tour of the house and grounds

This was a family gathering with young children who had plenty of room to run around and they had great fun exploring the very well kept garden. The bedrooms were excellent and well furnished

Mealtimes were spent with all Nine of us sitting round a grand table and enjoying each other company this was my highlight of the weekend to have everybody together.

With the weather being kind to us we all managed a fairly long walk and a few drinks and we found the local area very interesting quite and restful

Thank you John for letting us stay at your warm and friendly house Can we come back again


  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Family celebration

  • 5 of 5

We booked this beautiful house for my Dads 70th birthday celebration. The house is lovely, set in a quiet location. Good size bedrooms. Dining room that can seat 10 comfortably so great for family gatherings.So many great places to visit-a weekend wasn't long enough! Nice walks from the house itself too.The owners are very helpful. Excellent info provided about the property, places to visit,eat etc which was very helpful. Lots of great country pubs that are worth a visit! Would love to come back again-a great find!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
low season
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High season
4 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late season
2 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Low season 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

We do accept parties of 10. Please email or phone for a quote.
We have a twin room on the ground floor with a downstairs cloakroom & toilet. This room is ideal if you require accommodation for an extra 1/2 guests.
Winter months. We make a charge for logs. £20 for 2 nights £45 for 1 week stay. This is an optional extra.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Birdham in Sussex

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , wash basin and toilet only
  • en suite bathroom to bedroom 1- with bath & separate shower. en suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with bath & shower over. bedrooms 3,4 & 5 with shared family bathroom with bath with shower over bath
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms:. Bedroom 1 with king size bed & bath room. Bedroom 2 with twin beds & bathroom.. Bedroom 3 with king size bed, Bedroom 4 with twin bed. Bedroom 5 with a double bed with shared bathroom Bedroom 6 downstairs twin room no bathroom downstairs cloakroom and toilet
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Kinderhook is a no smoking house. . Outside: There is a large gas fired BBQ on the patio and a large table with outside lighting. There is in total 1/2 acre gardens with the easterly aspect having fine views over a wild meadow. To the west of the house there are gardens and gravel driveway with ample parking and views to the west over fields. Utility Room: Utility room with washing machine, dishwasher, separate dryer and microwave. Separate cloakroom. All bedrooms are supplied with White Co. cotton bed linen and towels We do not supply beach towel. Beach towels are not provided Other: If you would like to have a special lunch or dinner party catered for we can put you in touch with a good local chef/cook who would be happy to discuss your menu and give you suggestions. Just let us know at the time of booking.

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